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Gawker Media Sued By Dr. Phil; U.S. ‘Six-Strikes’ Policy Company loses its Status; and more

Copyright and Entertainment Laws News

This post was first published on 20th May, 2013 Gawker media gets sued by Dr. Phil for copyright infringement Dr. Phil sued Gawker media for copyright infringement when a part of his exclusive interview with Ronaiah Tuiasosopo was shown in another show by Gawker media. Claiming to have misappropriated and stolen a part of the show, the aggrieved Peteski productions of Dr. Phil sued Gawker media for infringement. Read More The company that supervises the US 'Six-Strikes' Policy loses its status as a 'Company' The Center for Copyright Information, a company that was established to oversee and supervise the US 'Six-Strikes' policy lost its status...

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Cooling cricketers for hot Indian weather

This post was first published on 26th February, 2011 14 participants, 3 hosts and 49 matches. Biggest and most awaited cricket tournament ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 edition kick started in style on 19th February 2011 in Sher-e-Bangla national stadium, Bangladesh. The cricket fans all over the world are celebrating the event. With a strong Line Up, Indians are the clear favorites. Moreover this is said to be the last world cup of many cricket maestros along with the “God of Cricket - Sachin Tendulkar” topping the list. A threat during the play especially to the foreign teams may be that...

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How Wise is it to TRIP Over Food?

This image depicts tomatoes in a zip-lock bag. This post talks about the importance of food protection under the TRIPS agreement. Click on the image to read the full post.

This post was first published on September 8th, 2014.

 

Every country tries its best to ensure that there is no dearth of food. Ensuring that food is of good quality is also important. As much as I’d love to go on talking about food, I will refrain from talking about food per se and concentrate on the legal obligations related to food. This post will concentrate on the relationship between IP and food which is governed by successful research efforts that result in a new plant variety or a plant with new and improved characteristics which qualify for Intellectual Property protection under various national laws and under TRIPS.

The effects of increased use of new biotechnology on the right to food cannot be discussed in isolation, but must also take into account the tendency that biotechnology applications are protected by plants or plant breeders right. Art. 27 of TRIPS gives member states the freedom to exclude from patentability plants and animals other than micro-organisms, and essentially biological processes for the production of plants or animals other than non-biological and microbiological processes. However, member states have to provide for the protection of plant varieties either by patents or by an effective sui generis system or by any combination thereof. India enacted the Protection of Plant Variety and Farmers Right Act, 2001.

Salient Features of the Copyright Amendment Bill 2012 and its Impact on Entertainment Industry

This Image depicts a still by Akshay Kumar and Trisha from the Movie 'Khatta Meetha'. This Image is relevant as the article deals with the Copyright Amendment Act,2012 and its impact on Entertainment Industry. Click on this Image for more Information.

This post was first published on May 30, 2012. As we have previously reported, both the Houses of the Parliament passed the Copyright Amendment Bill 2012 in quick succession with overwhelming support from the opposition. The Bill is now awaiting the President’s assent and a gazette notification to become a law. The Bill has undergone many changes based on the recommendations of the Standing Committee and offers a scheme of provisions different from its previous version (the Bill 2010) in many respects. Here is an attempt to analyse the new Copyright Amendment Bill 2012 with its possible impact on the entertainment industry....

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An In-Depth Look at the Trademark Registration Process – Part IV

The image reads 'Trademark Registration and Protection' with a heap of Trademark signs in the backdrop. This post talks about the process of trademark registration. Click on the image to read the full post.

This post was first published on July 10, 2014.

 

Now that we have had a look at the trademark filing process in the previous post, we will move on to discuss the trademark examination process.

The process followed in the trademark registration process may be seen in the flow chart below (please click on image to view clearly):

GII index to be released, Patent office’s Annual Report for the year 2017-2018 and more

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  “Patent News Bulletin: Indian Patent Statistics, Indian Industrial Design Statistics, Interesting Inventions, Global Innovation Index (GII) to be launched on 24th July, 2019 in New Delhi, CII’s is all set to take an exclusive IP delegation to Japan, in the month of August, The Office of CGPDTM and GI, India published the Annual Report for the year 2017-2018 and other news updates”, presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Patent Firm. Indian Patent Statistics A total of 1081 patent applications have been published in the 29th issue of the Patent Journal, 2019. Out of the 1081...

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Patent Term Extension, Dog ate my Homework Act

This post was first published on 12th April, 2011.    Guest Post by Ms. Vinita Radhakrishnan  In future, 'Dog ate my homework' may be a perfectly accepted excuse for missing a deadline at United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for Patent term extension (PTE) request. Recently, I stumbled upon an article authored by Dianna Goldenson titled “A day late and a few million dollars short". The article mainly refers to the deadline calculation for the Patent term extension request to be placed before the USPTO.  A bill pending before the Congress (HR 5120, 109th Cong.) which is pet-named by it's critics as "Dog...

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Patent Application for Acupuncture Needle

This post was first published on 5th April, 2011. On 6th November 1995, Tae. W Yoo of Seol from Korea filed a patent application (US 5624460) titled “Needle for Acupuncture”. Acupuncture is used as an alternative medicine, adapted from Chinese medical practices in which specific body areas are pierced with fine needles for therapeutic purposes. It can be used to treat or prevent disease. Acupuncture incorporates traditional Chinese medicine as an integral part of practice and theory. In the movie “Kiss of the Dragon” starring Jet Li was released in the year 2001 and was a big hit. No one can...

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Patentability of Biotech Inventions in Europe

This post was first published on 22nd January, 2011. Patentable Subject Matter The discussion with respect to patentability of biotech inventions in Europe has been limited to the European Patent Convention (EPC). As per the European Patent Convention, any invention is patentable unless it falls within the list of excluded inventions. According to Article 52 of EPC, any invention irrespective of the technology to which it belongs can be considered as patentable subject matter so long as it is new, inventive and has an industrial applicability and does not fall within the list of excluded inventions provided in Article 53 of the...

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